Computational Science Working Groups


To provide an open, transparent and collaborative forum in a non-competitive environment in which Academia, Regulators, Industry and Technology providers, and others can address computational science needs in support of health product development and regulatory review, ultimately bringing safe and effective medical products to those who need them.  


The Collaboration was formed between PhUSE, FDA and Industry with the following goals:

  • To facilitate discussions among regulatory agencies, industry, and other stakeholders that inform and improve computational science to support product development and review
  • To bring together experts in specific areas to collaborate on computational science, describe best practices in challenging areas, and propose methods for addressing knowledge gaps
  • To support ongoing collaborative working and project groups throughout the year by aligning working group objectives, reviewing project requests and deliverables, and providing direction for project issues and gaps
  • To establish an infrastructure and operational processes to support the collaboration.

CS Working Groups and Project Teams

PhUSE Collaborations are organized into a number of CS Working Groups, each with a broad topic area. Each CS Working Group has specific projects designed to achieve a set of specific objectives.

CS Working Groups include volunteers from major stakeholders including academia, the pharmaceutical industry, biologics industry, device industry, contract research organizations, core laboratory organizations, technology vendors, SDOs and interested regulatory agencies. Participation is open to anyone who wants to participate.

Each CS Working Group is led by a team designed to provide oversight for all projects within that Working Group ensuring that projects are aligned with overall goals of PhUSE Collaboration, that objectives are being met in a timely manner and that support is provided for project leaders.

Each project has one or more leaders responsible for leading the project, scheduling meetings, working with the project team to meet objectives and providing updates to the Working Group leadership team.